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AMA calls for return of lane-splitting guidelines in California

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July 23, 2014

The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive today to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition... Read more »

Analyst: Polaris remains ‘best powersports growth story’

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July 23, 2014

Following the Polaris Q2 earnings call on Tuesday, RBC Capital Markets analyst Joe Spak provided Powersports Business with a research note in which he reports that RBC remains “positive on PII post a strong 1H and increased FY14 guidance. Moreover, we believe some of the competition/promotion overhangs... Read more »

Motoworks Chicago wins Iron Moto Challenge

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July 23, 2014

News Release Motoworks Chicago’s “Calle Maton” build, a fire-breathing tribute to the drama and spirit of individualism inherent in motorcycling, has been announced as the winner of the Triumph Motorcycles X British Customs Iron Moto Challenge. The scores are in and the votes have been tallied;... Read more »

METZELER named Official Motorcycle Tire of Sturgis Rally

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July 23, 2014

News release METZELER brand will be the Official Motorcycle Tire of the 74thAnnual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest American motorcycle rally and one of the most important motorcycle rallies in the world. Held annually, the event takes place on the first weekend of August in the American town of... Read more »

Tucker to unveil Speed and Strength 2015 lineup at Dealer Show

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July 23, 2014

News release Dan Courtney, president of Tucker Rocky Distributing, Fort Worth, Texas, is pleased to announce the 2015 Speed and Strength lineup. “As the fastest growing street motorcycle brand in North America, Speed and Strength continues to raise the bar with the 2015 ‘Full Battle Rattle’... Read more »

Polaris closing Kolpin’s Wisconsin headquarters

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July 22, 2014

Polaris Industries is closing Kolpin Outdoors’ Fox Lake, Wis., manufacturing plant as it works to move production of Kolpin products to Polaris’ facilities in Minnesota and Ohio. Kolpin president and CEO Tom Lutes told the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen in Wisconsin that the Fox Lake plant will be closed... Read more »

Argentina: Yamaha begins production at new motorcycle plant

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July 22, 2014

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.  announced that Yamaha Motor Argentina’s new motorcycle manufacturing plant — which has been under construction since August 2013 in General Rodríguez, located in the urban area of Buenos Aires — has been completed. The opening ceremony of the new plant was held on... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles to make AIMExpo debut, host dealer meeting

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July 22, 2014

News release The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) welcomes a new OEM partner to the 2014 event this October 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, as California-based Zero Motorcycles, maker of high performance electric motorcycles, will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 Dealer Convention at AIMExpo. Zero’s... Read more »

DragonFire adds WPS as distributor

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July 22, 2014

News release Hot enough for you? DragonFire predicts things are going to get even hotter heading into August and September … but they are not talking about the weather. In teaming up with leading aftermarket parts and accessories distributor Western Power Sports (WPS), they plan for more dealers than... Read more »

Harley-Davidson’s Q2 sales drop, earnings increase

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July 22, 2014

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.62 grew 33.9 percent on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $354.2 million on consolidated revenue of $2.00... Read more »

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